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No evidence of rape, CPI-M conspiring: Mamata

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 22:37

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the CPI(M) had conspired to fabricate a rape story concerning a woman in Burdwan district and said that there was no evidence of rape in the medical report.
"There was no evidence of rape in the medical report. CPI-M has conspired to fabricate the story of rape," she told reporters at Writers` Buildings.
Earlier, DGP Naparajit Mukherjee told a news agency that two persons were arrested in connection with the alleged gangrape by some dacoits who looted passengers of a local train in
Burdwan district yesterday, but there is no tell tale sign of rape in the medical report.

"Two persons have been arrested," Mukherjee said. He said that there had been no tell-tale sign of rape, as alleged by the woman, in the medical report received by the police.

"No tell-tale sign of rape is found in the medical report," Mukherjee said.

The DGP said that the police were verifying the statement of the woman.

He said the police had initiated a case on the basis of the woman`s statement.

The woman was allegedly gangraped when she resisted dacoits looting passengers of a local train.

The dacoits, who were posing as passengers, reportedly held the guard of the Ahmedpur-Katwa narrow gauge passenger hostage yesterday and forced the driver to stop the train near Pachundi.

They later started looting the people on board near Panchundi in Katwa area, police said.

DGP (Railways) Dilip Mitra, who visited the spot along with SDPO, Katwa, Dhrubajyoti Roy said that the woman complained to the police that she was dragged out of the train and raped by some men near the rail tracks.

"The woman has been identified. I have spoken to her. An FIR was lodged immediately after the incident," Mitra said. The two arrested remanded to seven days` police custody by the CJM`s court, Katwa.


First Published: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 22:37

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